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🔮 2019 Preview 🔜

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Welcome to 2019!

In just a month from now, the industry will be gathering in sunny Orlando for the NAFEM show.

Are you ready?  Do you need to get into trade-show-shape (particularly after the holidays)?

What does 2019 and the bi-annual exhibition portend?

Here are some random New Year’s observations and predictions:

  • A recent spate of M&A activity is a harbinger of things to come affecting all segments of E&S distribution.

 

  • Virtual Kitchens, Ghost Kitchens and Commissaries will be growth vehicles in the coming year.

 

  • “Near” meat will be trending up as Americans adjust to plant-based center-of-plate offerings.

 

  • “Cord-Cutting” hits foodservice: wireless, ventless, and connectionless equipment providing ultimate portability and modularity.

 

  • 🤖🤖🤖 Robots-robots-robots! 🤖🤖🤖🤖

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 Cappuccino and Espresso and Tea, Oh My!

Keep your patrons warm this holiday season with our assortment of mugs and saucers, perfect for any occasion. Our selection includes cappuccino, espresso, diner mugs, soup cups, and much more. These versatile mugs and saucers complement both the traditional and modern trends in the tabletop industry.

The Trends:
Consumers purchase an average of 3.8 beverages per week away from home; in terms of coffee, 37% of consumers say they are ordering it more now than they were two years ago.” —2018 Beverage Consumer Trend Report, Technomic

While coffee is clearly trending among millennial and Generation Z consumers, tea is also seeking to reinvent itself among the younger generations. With the taste and experiential associations of coffee and the healthy image of tea, the industry is increasingly using coffee and tea as ingredients and flavors outside the hot drinks and iced tea and coffee subcategories across a wide variety of products as varied as energy bars, yogurt and jam,
Lu Ann Williams, Innova Market Insights

“College students are not just drinking a cup or two at breakfast in the cafeteria. Rather, they are enjoying coffee all day—and throughout the evening.”
–2017 College and University Report, Technomic

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📼 Be Kind. Rewind. 🎥

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While winding down a challenging year, we’d like to thank all of our industry partners for your support.

As we move through the holiday season, please keep in mind that 2019 will bring tariff-influenced price increases for most of our brands.  Placing your orders prior to the “ball dropping” will be essential to securing  current prices!

We are still able to ship many products before year’s end, and are motivated to do so.

Please let us know how we can help to punctuate 2018 on a positive note.


Malachy

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Please join us in welcoming Amir Kamal to the Pecinka Ferri team as an end-user specialist / outside rep concentrating on healthcare and education.

Amir most recently served as assistant foodservice director at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ.

 

 


Kevin Dube has been promoted to Office Manager at Pecinka Ferri.

Kevin Dube

Kevin has been with us since 2016, and has served as bookkeeper and operations coordinator.

Please join us in congratulating Kevin mailto:kevin@pecinkaferri.com?subject=Congratulations

 

 

 

 


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🍪 Don’t Crumble! Come to our Culinary Center Events 🍪

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Our third annual OPEN HOUSE / HOLIDAY PARTY

at the Pecinka Ferri Culinary Center is in two weeks
New for 2018:
Long Island shuttle to & from party.
Thursday December 6, 2018
from 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM

European Holiday Market Theme

Invite

RSVP Here


Holiday baking event coming up

You’re invited to bring your favorite cookie recipes and skills to our culinary center.

We’ll all be sharing tips and tricks and doing our holiday baking together in the test kitchen.

Watch this space for the next available date!


Cookie recipes from our staff:

 

 


🍗 They’re coming soon… 🎉

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See what we've cooked up at past parties, come to this year's for...

HOLD THE DATE! 

Thursday December 6, 2018
 from 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Our third annual OPEN HOUSE / HOLIDAY PARTY
 at the Pecinka Ferri Culinary Center

You won't want to miss the surprises that Chef Nick has cooked up this year.

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📅 Mark That Date 📌

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HOLD THE DATE!

Thursday December 6, 2018
from 1:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Our third annual OPEN HOUSE / HOLIDAY PARTY
at the Pecinka Ferri Culinary Center

You won’t want to miss the surprises that Chef Nick has cooked up this year.

Chef Nick


Kodiak Video


See how TruVection stacks up.

TruVection

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Mibrasa Demo


Globe BoGo


Honor the Vet's

🙈🙉🙊 You NEED to know 👀

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Here’s a few things that you’ll need to know:

  • All fired-up over charcoal ovens

 

  • The upcoming pricing adjustments are almost upon us.

 

  • An industry icon has decided to leave the company.

 

  • The Hoodless Horstman rides again.

 

  • The BDNY show is imminent.


Mibrasa Video


E&S Prices are going up!  Some have already.  Please ensure that you place orders in a timely fashion to avoid the deadlines.

 

Here’s what we know so far:

 

  • Advance Tabco will publish a new Product and Price Guide and Sales Flyer, effective January 1, 2019 with an approximate increase of 4-6%

  • There will be a price increase effective January 1, 2019 affecting all Middleby Foodservice brands.

  • The 9/23/18 Continental Refrigerator supplemental price guide is now in effect.

  • The Sandstone Group (Alluserv, Geneva, Lakeside, Made to Drain) will implement new pricing on December 3rd, 2018.


After almost 32 years at Follett and 25 years as President, Steve Follett will be transitioning out of the business by the end of the firstSteve Follett quarter of 2019.

On January 7, Korey Kohl will start as president of Follett.

 

 

 

 

 


Have you read our seasonal blog in TFS?

Hoodless Art

 


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